Driving through the mud and overflowing streams of Yellow Creek State Park at the XTERRA Appalachia Off-Road Tri this past weekend.

Took 3rd Age Group, and I’m in the running for Regional Age Group in the larger XTERRA Off-Road Series!

Photo credit: American Adventure Sports

Location: Yellow Creek State Park, PA

A perfect day to skip a class and hit the slopes!
Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2014.

A perfect day to skip a class and hit the slopes!

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2014.

Time to run! Seven inches of snow with more falling. This is gonna be fun.

Time to run! Seven inches of snow with more falling. This is gonna be fun.

Baby cousin! Best-behaved baby I’ve ever seen. Only time he cries is when he’s hungry.
Photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013
Baby cousin! Best-behaved baby I’ve ever seen. Only time he cries is when he’s hungry.
Photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013

Baby cousin! Best-behaved baby I’ve ever seen. Only time he cries is when he’s hungry.

Photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013

Good lord I was a happy chubby little kid. Canoeing trip in Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada, in 2004.

18 miles and 5000 feet of elevation gain in North Park today.
Nothing like a muddy day in the woods!
Photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.
18 miles and 5000 feet of elevation gain in North Park today.
Nothing like a muddy day in the woods!
Photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.
18 miles and 5000 feet of elevation gain in North Park today.
Nothing like a muddy day in the woods!
Photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

18 miles and 5000 feet of elevation gain in North Park today.

Nothing like a muddy day in the woods!

Photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

Halloween ‘13! In case you couldn’t tell, we’re Hawkeye and Black Widow, aka The Budapest Story.

Made them from a combination of Goodwill, already-owned sporting equipment, webbing, craft supplies and black spray paint. You can’t exactly see it here, but my quiver is fashioned just like Hawkeye’s, with the cutaways and interchangeable arrowheads. 

Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

Tearing up the trails in Frick Park on my TranceX 29er. 

Cleared a few new features yesterday, even with the slick rainy trails. 

I love this thing. 

photo by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2013.
We came. We ran. We conquered.
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013. 
Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2013.
We came. We ran. We conquered.
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013. 
Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2013.
We came. We ran. We conquered.
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013. 
Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2013.
We came. We ran. We conquered.
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013. 
Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2013.
We came. We ran. We conquered.
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013. 
Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2013.
We came. We ran. We conquered.
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013. 

Tough Mudder Pittsburgh 2013.

We came. We ran. We conquered.

photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013. 

Pittsburgh Triathlon in the books!
Set a PR with a 1:21:09 finish time, 16 minutes better than my previous time. 
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.
Pittsburgh Triathlon in the books!
Set a PR with a 1:21:09 finish time, 16 minutes better than my previous time. 
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.
Pittsburgh Triathlon in the books!
Set a PR with a 1:21:09 finish time, 16 minutes better than my previous time. 
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.
Pittsburgh Triathlon in the books!
Set a PR with a 1:21:09 finish time, 16 minutes better than my previous time. 
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.
Pittsburgh Triathlon in the books!
Set a PR with a 1:21:09 finish time, 16 minutes better than my previous time. 
photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

Pittsburgh Triathlon in the books!

Set a PR with a 1:21:09 finish time, 16 minutes better than my previous time. 

photos by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

So much fun at the Color Me Rad 5K today!
I kinda like her a whole lot =)
photo by livetheoutdoors, 2013.
So much fun at the Color Me Rad 5K today!
I kinda like her a whole lot =)
photo by livetheoutdoors, 2013.
So much fun at the Color Me Rad 5K today!
I kinda like her a whole lot =)
photo by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

So much fun at the Color Me Rad 5K today!

I kinda like her a whole lot =)

photo by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

Gatsby premiere! My lovely lady and I both love dressing for opening nights :)
Photo by livetheoutdoors, 2013.

Aww yeah, just signed up for a Color Me Rad Run in a month!

photo courtesy of ColorMeRad.

Because Texas.

mmmm…pale people.

University of Pittsburgh Triathlon Club at White Lake Triathlon 2013.

photo by livetheoutdoors, 2013. I’m second from right.